[Ads-l] attactics; chest bumping

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Nov 14 15:30:30 UTC 2015


Millions of years ago, among (some species of) primates.

Joel
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 Subject: [ADS-L] attactics; chest bumping
   
CNN speaks of Donald Trump's "attactics" against Ben Carson.

Earlier this week they spent some time discussing chest bumps. No, not that
kind.

Does anyone know when this peculiar practice began?  I doubt that I was
aware of it more than a dozen years ago, if then.

Similarly (and maybe we've discussed this), I first became aware of
high-fiving in the early 1980s.

JL

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